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Ok Phansa

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Ok Phansa is the day that marks the end of the Buddhist Lent period. Buddhist Lent is the annual three-month retreat during rainy season observed by monks who stay in a particular temple and are not allowed to move from it. It starts with the day of Khao Phansa (''khao'' means ''enter'') and lasts for three lunar months, usually from July to October, and ends with Ok Phansa (''ok'' means ''exit''). Wan Awk Pansa (yes, there are several western spellings) takes place on the full moon day of the eleventh lunar month (in October). On this occasion, Thai people go to the temples to pray and make offerings, and in the evening participate in "tian wian", a clockwise circular procession turning three times around the shrine carrying a candle, three burning incense sticks and a lotus flower.

There are many festivals organized in Thailand around this day. These include the illuminated boats procession in Nakhon Phanom, the Naga Fireballs festival in Nong Khai, the wax castles festival in Sakon Nakhon, Samut Prakan Rap Bua Festival... The next day, Tak Bat Dewo, grand offering to the monks ceremonies take place. The most famous one is in Uthai Thani.

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  • 17/10/2024


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